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Patricia O’Reilly considers the challenges and pitfalls facing anyone writing historical fiction.
Tony Canavan with the latest from the world of books.
Anthony J. Jordan marks Bloomsday by showing how much the attitudes of ‘official’ Ireland towards James Joyce have changed.
Tony Flynn puts the growing Irish graphic-novel scene in the frame.
Brendan MacEvilly from Words Ireland flags up the forthcoming Literature Producers Forum.
The series editors explain the thinking behind the thought-provoking Síreacht series.
The winning stories from of the Irish Writers Centre’s Flash Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction competition by Geraldine McCarthy, Katie McGreal, Ian McMillan and Jasper Stone.
Behind the screen
Tony Canavan is bemused by Jacqueline, a film based on Catherine Cookson’s The Grand Man.
Carina McNally chats with the sisters who run the Bantry Bookshop.
Hugh McFadden—Our Tangled Speech: essays on language and culture, by Aodán Mac Póilin.
Amanda Bell—Markievicz: prison letters & rebel writings, edited by Lindie Naughton.
Tony Canavan—Jumping the Border, by Séamas Ó Catháin.
Grace Safford—Ann Devine, Ready for her Close-Up, by Colm O’Regan.
Isolde Goggin—J.G. Farrell’s Empire Novels: the decline and fall of the human condition, by Rebecca Ziegler.
Aubrey Malone—Saint Patrick: an ancient saint for modern times, by Edmond Grace SJ.
Madeleine D’Arcy—The Fire Starters, by Jan Carson.
Lavinia Greacen—Brick and Flowers: an Anglo-Irish memoir, by Katherine Everett.
Isabelle Cartwright—The Great Wide Open, by Douglas Kennedy.
Tom Kennedy—New Light on George Boole, by Desmond McHale and Yvonne Cohen.
Anne Cunningham—The Burnout Solution, by Siobháin Murray.
Mary Davies—The Burren, by David Cabot and Roger Goodwillie.
Paula O’Hare rounds up the best suspects in the latest Irish crime fiction.
Sue Leonard brings her selection of new début novelists.
Fred Johnston with his choice of recent poetry collections.
Leabhair idir lámha
Cathal Póirtéir tells us about the latest books as Gaeilge.
Tony Flynn and Grace Safford list all the new books sent into us.
Madeline Moran explains why she loves the Rubâ’iyât of Omar Khayyam.
Books Ireland May/June 2019
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